At Norstead, a model Viking village and trading port near L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada, the sheep are kept in enclosures with small, A-frame huts. When I was working on this design collection, I kept returning to this photo and had an image of this shape combined with swags of garlands. Several sessions hunting through stitch dictionaries later, I found a border design that includes both the swag motif and a flower bud (or bell) dropped edging, a perfect counterpoint to the hard geometric shapes of the “huts.”
Individual Pattern Price: $7.50
This pattern is also available in the Northern Landscapes, part 2 collection.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: 800 (1,600) yards/732 (1,463) meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.
Indigodragonfly ‘Chameleon Sock’, (400 yards/365 meters; 63% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 17% silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams). 2 skeins in Already Frogged, size Small.
US #5/3.75 mm circular needle, 32-40”/ 81.28-101.60 cm or size to obtain gauge.
US #3/3.25 mm circular needle, 32-40”/ 81.28-101.60 cm or size to obtain gauge.
Finished Size (blocked):
60 (75.5)”/152.40 (191.77) cm wide by 13 (21)”/33.02 (53.34) cm high
- Stitch markers – 21 (27)
- Cable needle
- Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
- Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking wires and pins
- Working with cables
- Working with charts
- Increasing and decreasing
Pattern is 6 pages.
Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck
Sample Knitter: Iris
Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.
Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.